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mi·lieu  audio  (ml-y, m-ly) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. mi·lieus or mi·lieux  (-ly) KEY 
An environment or a setting.

ETYMOLOGY:
French, from Old French, center : mi, middle (from Latin medius; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots) + lieu, place (from Latin locus)


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